hi... Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you find activities that will meet your loved ones needs. If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me.
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Phone: 815 444 0661
A little about me, I am a senior, mother 3, grandma of 8 and have a wire haired terrior named jack who is 8. He is my shadow. He lives up to his breed and name.
Creating memory jogging puzzles and memory exercise cards has been my passion since 2007, and I am thankful for this opportunity.
My background: graphic design, web design, photography and love facts and solutions or problem solving.
I am a small company... me... wearing many hats, but I like hats. The web is an amazing tool. I have customers in every state and 6 countries. Everyone loves the images and quality of puzzles and cards.
No matter who you are or where you live this disease affects everyone the same and I love bringing joy into you and your loved ones life.
The feedback I have received from customers and residents is very gratifying ...thank you.
the wings of Memories
by Karen Miller
creator/owner of Memory Jogging Puzzles
There was a sequence of television shows and commercials about
Alzheimer's Disease, and then I saw Muhammad Ali watch his daughter
Laila, dance on “Dancing with the Stars”. His presence
had a huge impact on me and it still brings tears to my eyes thinking
about it. (He reminded me of my mother)
it strange how someone or a television show will take you right
back to that moment of time and you feel the hurt and
see the sorrow in the eyes.
He was unable to show any emotions but his daughter knew he cared.
I thought there has to be a way to reach those
suffering from memory loss conditions.
My mother passed away several years ago, before
the terms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia were common, suddenly
all of her symptoms, struggles and actions were fresh in my mind.
a few days I started researching “Activity Needs”
for Alzheimer’s by calling Memory Treatment Centers and
talking with Activity Directors.
background is in graphic, web design and marketing, because of
this, I felt I could design some activities; without this background,
I could not afford to hire it done.
of the past
Mother had a massive stroke at age 50 following surgery, small
strokes and memory loss followed. Her physical capabilities easily
done at one time were taken away from her in a second.
thought patterns that had flowed easily before had been intercepted;
now simple words could not be uttered and she was paralyzed on
the right side.
was a jolt for my father, five children and especially my lovely
mother but unfortunately, we could not hear her words but we could
see the fear in her eyes.
truly believe when someone is stricken with a stroke, Alzheimer’s
or dementia they are prisoners within themselves. I feel that
is why they have the outbursts of anger and frustration.
am not a doctor only a close observer. I feel we can not communicate
with our loved ones the way we used to and must learn different
ways. This is sad not only for the patient, but their loved ones
standing by their side and the caregivers who watch them closely.
I’m not sure who suffers most, the patient or the observer.
My father cared for mother many years before she went into a care
center. It was very difficult for him, but I never heard him complain
and she was difficult at times. He was protective of her behavior.
this time I watched my mother become very depressed and angry
towards my father. She began to resent the fact that he had to
do many things for her.
was her hands, her feet and her voice at times and she did not
like it, but she never stopped trying, she was a survivor. More
than anything she wanted to be the way she used to be.
I’m sure they both had a straight beam to heaven when they
was difficult for her to convey what wanted and became frustrated
when we could not understand. Trying to help we would guess what
she was trying to say and this upset her even
know she was frustrated and angry because of her condition and
then it became a way of life for everyone.
Memory Jogging Puzzles and Memory Cards have themes by Norman
Rockwell – Sarah S. Weber - The Saturday Evening Post